City relies on Bobcat attachment versatility
Attachments expand Toolcat 5600's ability to work more efficiently
Attachments, like this angle broom, keep the city of Jordan's Toolcat machine busy year-round.
When the public works department for the city of Jordan, Minn., was shopping for a new mower, employees discovered the Toolcat™ 5600 utility work machine. And a whole lot more — attachments.
The utility work machine became extremely versatile when the city added the following Bobcat® attachments: a 90-inch mower, 84-inch angle broom, 72-inch landplane, 72-inch snow blade, snowblower, pallet fork and spreader.
"It fit our needs better than many other products because of all the attachments," says Dave Bendzick, public works director for the city of 5,500 located just south of Minneapolis. "The attachments were a key factor in our decision to buy the Toolcat 5600." The entire utility work machine and attachments package was purchased from Lano Equipment, Shakopee, Minn.
The Toolcat 5600 enabled the public works department to reduce the use of other equipment and to handle projects more efficiently.
"For example, it used to take me 40 to 45 minutes to mow our ball field complex," says operator Kelly Yorek. "The 5600 and mower cut my time in half. The mower makes a nice wide cut and even works well in ditches along the side of roads."
"With our attachment inventory we can use the Toolcat 5600 every day." — Dave Bendzick
Four of the attachments — angle broom, snow blade, snowblower and spreader — clear sidewalks, pathways, parking lots and other areas of snow. "These snow removal attachments do a great job," Yorek says, "and it is easy to switch from one to another."
Adds Bendzick: "With our attachment inventory we can use the Toolcat 5600 every day."
The following pages contain information on more than 80 unique types of Bobcat attachments and hundreds of models.
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